Dog Daycare Calgary NW – Crowfoot Village

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Your Pooch Will Love Our Dog Daycare in Calgary

Dog daycare at Raising Canine is designed to be a welcoming and fun atmosphere that you’ll be more than comfortable to leave your pooch in every day. You’ll know that he or she is being loved and cared for the moment you enter the door to when you come to pick them up.

Click here to watch a day at Raising Canine’s dog daycare on our Facebook page!

Our convenient NW Calgary location in Crowfoot Village makes it easy for anyone located in NW Calgary to drop off and pick up their best friend!

A busy schedule can prevent you from exercising your dog or letting your dog socialize with other canines. We keep them stimulated in a fun, sociable atmosphere that your dog will be excited to come to every day.

Raising Canine’s dog daycare is the only Calgary NW daycare service that provides both an indoor and outdoor area.

Your Dog’s Day At Raising Canine

We make sure your dog has a happy, safe, and stimulating day while in our care. Owner Velvetanne Madro ensures a positive and fun atmosphere is maintained throughout the day. Every day your dog will be able to play with his or her friends,  make use of all our toys and equipment, and enjoy our indoor and outdoor play areas!  Our staff are passionate about dogs and will love your pupper or doggo just as much as you do!

During the summer months, your dog will enjoy playing in our wading pools or simply laying about while enjoying the sunshine. During the winter, your dog will frolic in the snow or stay inside to play and stay warm.

We also have ‘Quiet Time’ everyday at 1 – 3 pm, where we turn off the lights, burn incense, have cushions on the benches, and put blankets and the floor so the dogs can sleep and relax while staff massage and cuddle them.

Daycare Acceptance Requirements

The purpose of our daycare is to provide dogs a place to play with other canines during the day that is emotionally and physically safe at all times!

Our mission statement: All dogs, clients and staff will be treated with uncompromising dignity, kindness and respect!

Our daycare is kennel-free, so when dogs play together, for long periods of time in an enclosed setting (indoor and/or outdoor), it can actually have a negative impact for certain dogs’ emotional and physical well-being when they have certain behavioral issues.

These behavioral issues can also make the other dogs in daycare abnormally anxious; stressed; fearful; agitated; frustrated; and/or reactive; causing unnecessary dog fights with undue injury and trauma to the dogs and/or staff.

We care about your dog and all the dogs at Raising Canine, so we are constantly assessing their ‘canine body language’, calming signals’, and ‘mental status’ indicating whether or not they are having (or creating) a positive or negative daycare experience.

To uphold our ‘Purpose’ & ‘Mission Statement’, we cannot accept dogs with:

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fear
  • Chronic Barking
  • Reactivity
  • Aggression
  • Inability to read other dog’s body language and calming signals
  • Unmanageable high energy that is over-stimulated and over-aroused
  • Inappropriate canine play behaviour that overwhelms the other dogs

We don’t judge or blame you or your dog if she/he is not a good fit for our daycare. Instead, we completely understand and appreciate that these behaviours simply need addressing and attending to outside of our daycare.

It’s not that we don’t want your dog, it’s that your dog is ‘communicating’ she/he doesn’t want us!!!

If your dog is not a good fit for Raising Canine, there are many other wonderful care alternatives and/or behavioural dog training (if need be) that we are gladly willing to suggest.

We also require all dogs, over 6 months old, be spayed or neutered, with no exceptions. Again, this is for the safety and comfort of all our dogs.

All dogs and puppies are required to have up-to date vaccinations including kennel cough and treatment for fleas and lice. Puppies must have at least second round of vaccination shots.

It is Raising Canine’s policy that we do not accept the following breeds: Pitbulls (all types); Rottweilers; Chow Chows; Boxers; Dobermans; and Bull Mastiffs.

Thank you for understanding our Daycare Acceptance Requirements


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Sleepy pups at dog daycare Calgary NW resting on one another

Daycare Hours

We are open Monday to Friday 7 am – 6 pm. Closed on all statutory holidays.

Daycare Rates

  • Daily Rate – $35
  • Second dog – $24 per dog for all additional dogs that belong to the same owner and live in the same household
  • Half day rate – $25 for up to 5 hours
  • 5 day package – $165 ($33 per day)
  • 10 day package – $300 ($30 per day)
  • 20 day package – $540 ($27 per day)
  • Nail trims – $15
  • Late fees – $10 per each 15 minutes late after 6 pm.

GST will be applied to daily rates and packages.  Packages expire 3 months from date of purchase.  Half days are paid separately from purchased packages. All daily passes and packages are non-transferable and non-refundable.

A group shot of our pooches at our Crowfoot dog daycare